“The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction” – The Guardian
Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding met as Drama students at Bristol University in a very serious Ibsen production which had the audience on the floor laughing. A tragedy for Ibsen but the launch of a very long comedy partnership. Maggie and Sue formed LipService in 1985 and have produced 20 original comedies for the stage, had series on Radios 2 and 4, plus TV appearances. They tour nationally in the UK but have also toured to Pakistan, USA, Eastern Europe and Germany.
They have won many awards, such as the Manchester Theatre Award Stage Door Award for Excellence 2013; the Manchester Evening News Award for Withering Looks; the Critics Award for Comedy for Withering Looks at the Edinburgh Festival; and the Critics Award for Comedy for Knit One Murder One at the Edinburgh Festival.
LipService have been working closely with us developing media content for their new touring show Strangers on a Trainset. Students have had the opportunity to see creative work in development and we’re looking forward future collaborations about assessible performances using BSL and audio/visual description.